Antoine Raspal


The Gap cross

gold crosses from the region of Gap, French Alps

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gold crosses from the region of Gap, French Alps


"Small flat crosses, of poor appearance, the arms terminating in rough clover-leaf designs (at Rozans, in the Hautes-Alpes) .This form is more pronounced at Orpierre, the ends are embellished by 2 or 3 incisions, at Saint Bonnet, and finally at Vallouise we see trefoil and slightly openworked ends. " (Paul Bisch, Some Notes on Dauphinois Jewels) (3)  Most of these crosses have bevelled edges, however some are made of very thin gold sheet, cut out and engraved with triangles.  It is not yet clear to me where these latter crosses, illustrated below, were worn.


Dauphiné cross in gold



Dauphiné cross in gold



map of the Dauphiné region
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The Dauphiné Protestant ring


rare Protestant ring from the Dauphiné region in enamelled brass




The Dauphiné clover cross


small Dauphiné clover cross in gold




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New book - Traditional French Jewellery


Book - Traditional French Jewellery - order here direct from the author




Dear collectors, auctioneers, dealers and jewellery lovers,

You have visited the site www.bijouxregionaux.com which for twelve years now has listed all regional and traditional French jewellery, without advertising and without sales.
By popular demand, this website is now finally available as a book, much more complete and with many new photos and texts that are not on the site. I traveled more than 4,500 km in 2020 to visit the various collectors and museums of France and to photograph, weigh, measure and examine their jewellery.

Large format of 23.5 x 30 cm, 304 pages, hardcover and fully illustrated with over 1300 jewels in color, this book is the first complete book on French regional jewellery and corrects the many errors and gaps observed in the other references and presents other regional jewels hitherto unknown to the public. You will find eight full pages on Breton pins and fibulae and many other jewels in museums and private collections that are not on this website. Over four months of research has gone into making the chapter on hallmarks the most reliable ever seen - clear illustrations of hallmarks have been made especially for this volume. And for the first time, collectors will have access to a complete list of all the assay office symbols, small signs withn the hallmarks that identify in which city the jewellery was hallmarked. The opening and closing dates since 1798 of the hallmark offices are also listed for the first time, allowing, with the office symbol, to better date your jewellery.

The print run of this book is very limited, which is why I recommend you order early.  You will love this book I have had nothing but compliments and many clients have ordered more to offer as gifts.

To order, you can send a wire transfer or WISE transfer to Michael Fieggen - FR76 4061 8803 9700 0403 3233 171 – BIC – BOUSFRPPXXX - address Mike Fieggen, 280 rue Saint Honoré, Paris, 75001 France

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